Iran-Russia's security coop. soaring

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani expressed satisfaction with the soaring trend of economic and security cooperation between Iran and Russia.

Ali Larijani made the remark on Sunday evening in a joint press conference with Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko who is in Tehran with a parliamentary delegation for a two-day visit

Larijani also described the two countries’ parliamentary ties as very close and friendly.

“The talks that I held today with the head of Russian Federation Council were constructive and fruitful,” Larijani said at the presser, “she had some good proposals and suggestions for regional and security cooperation between the two countries.”

He went on to add, “we also had a fruitful discussion on economic cooperation and we agreed to have joint activities in the fields of railroad construction and energy.”

He stressed that the recent developments on the international scene and joint cooperation with Russia in the region had led to constructive talks and negotiations between the two nations.

“The visit of the head of the Russian Federation Council to Iran will mark a significant landmark for improving the level of trade transactions, as well as parliamentary, economic and security cooperation,” Larijani said.

The Russian senior official, for her part, commended Iran’s nuclear deal, saying “the 5+1 agreement has provided proper conditions for expanding cooperation in various fields of industry, science and culture, and we should use this potential to the benefit of both countries.”
She went on to add, “as of now, the complex and problematic conditions on the international scene give even more momentum to the development of relations between Iran and Russia.”
She further stressed that the economic and trade relations between Tehran and Moscow are growing rapidly.

Matviyenko is also scheduled to hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday. Topics of discussion include expansion of cooperation on peaceful nuclear activities, Syrian situation, and fighting terrorism. The US presidential election results is likely to be discussed during the meetings, as well.


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